David Paterson’s ‘Cone of Silence’

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Last week, a tipster told us that Governor Paterson grew up being a giant fan of Get Smart (you know, the show with Don Adams that was later reinterpreted in cartoon form as Inspector Gadget, which was later reinterpreted as a movie with Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell?). His affinity for the show has continued through today: We hear that whenever Paterson wants to do something in secrecy (which is practically every day up in Albany), he refers to "the Cone of Silence." We e-mailed a Paterson rep about this last week, but he never got back to us. Guess the Cone applies to electronic communication as well.